What I loved was the diversity of ideas explored and the diversity and number of actors involved. - Susan Allen.

Thank you to all those who made the the 13th inspiraTO Festival a wonderful success. The energy was electric and the atmosphere magnetic!  Scroll down to read who the Award winners are and mull over the full cast and crew group shots for each show.  Then discover what the theme is for next year.  

The inspiraTO Theatre Festival, Canada's largest ten-minute play festival (June 7-16, 2018), had five different shows with a total of 30 ten-minute plays. For the 13th season, the jury reviewed 1,025 plays submissions. The festival showcased the work of 24 playwrights (plus another 6 plays for a performance and education series) from around the globe whose plays addressed the theme, All About Her.  

People’s Choice Awards

ONE NIGHT FRAN by Adam Szudrich - WINNER for the whiteShow.  Director: Sebastian Biasucci Featuring: Natalie Morgan, Leigh Truant, Katherine Cappellacci.
WELCOME WAGON by Francesca Pazniokas - WINNER for the blueShow. Director: Anna Lytvynova Featuring: Jennifer Fahy, Kimberley Wells, Abigail Whitney. MEET THE AUTHOR by David Susman - WINNER for the blackShow. Director: Susan Loncar. Featuring: Subhash Santosh, Jenny Pullon. BRYNLEE AND THE BULL by Sean Nill - WINNER for the redShow.  Director: Bruce Williamson Featuring: Susan Castillo, Onella de Zilva, Joshua Morris Jayda Woods. RAKIJA by Dominik Loncar - WINNER for the greyShow. Director: Dominik Loncar. Featuring: Isabelle Nagel.

inspiraTO Jury Awards*

Best Performance by a Male Actor: Jordan Kewell (as Man) in Hitch by James McLindon, redShow. Best Performance by a Female Actor: Natalie Morgan (as Marie) in One Night Fran by Adam Szudrich, whiteShow. Best Direction:  Sebastian Biasucci for One Night Fran by Adam Szudrich, whiteShow. Best Play:  Welcome Wagon by Francesca Pazniokas, blueShow. Director: Anna Lytvynova. Featuring: Jennifer Fahy, Kimberley Wells, Abigail Whitney.

Next Season’s theme: OUTCAST. Details about inspiraTO's Playwriting Contest will be posted on the website by July. In the meantime start incubating your idea.  

*Thank you to the 2018 InspiraTO Jury: Andreja Kovac, Nick Dipchand, Michael Halfin, Madeleine Jullian and Tracey Beltrano.


Presenting the 2018 inspiraTO Festival actors and supporting crew — the joy of live theatre!

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I had no idea that such an art form was ripe for both artist and audience members.
It is an art form whose time has come.
— Ydessa Hendeles

Theatre inspiraTO, the producers of the inspiraTO Festival, Canada's largest ten-minute play festival, is entering its 13th year. Each season, playwrights from around the globe submit a ten-minute play based on a theme. 24 ten-minute plays are selected. The inspiraTO Festival is held in Toronto in early June and provides over 100 theatre artists an opportunity to participate, network, learn and grow their craft.